JHS Pedals PackRat

In 1978, one of the most versatile and influential distortion pedals of all time was invented in Kalamazoo, MI. The JHS Pedals PackRat is the ultimate tribute to the 40+ years of rodent evolution of the Proco RAT and its impact on the guitar's sound. Artists from every genre have used the iconic tones in this unassuming black box to create their sounds, including Nirvana, John Schofield, Pink Floyd, Metallica, REM, the Eagles, Jeff Beck and Radiohead. The JHS Pedals PackRat uses the same unique digital runway system as the Muffuletta and the Bonsai to direct the paths of 261 components through 40 individual switches. This means that when you choose one of the nine legendary or rare modes (OG V1, White Face V3, Turbo V5, BRAT V6, Dirty V7, LA, Landgraff MO'D, Caroline, JHS Mode), you are playing fully analog circuits that perfectly replicate that mode, even down to the aging components (also known as component drift). The operation of the PackRat is about as simple as it gets. The Volume control adjusts the overall volume of the pedal. The Distortion control lets you raise and lower the amount of gain or distortion that the circuit produces, and the Filter control allows you to brighten and darken the sound of the overall effect. This is effectively a simple, low-pass filter. The Mode control is a stepped pot that clicks into place as you scroll through the nine legendary versions of this circuit. As you change the mode, the analog circuitry is rewired, resulting in brand new values of resistors, capacitors, diodes and op amps.

  • multi-mode overdrive / distortion / fuzz effects pedal
  • combines 9 selectable Proco RAT sound modes in a single pedal (OG V1, White Face V3, Turbo V5, BRAT V6, Dirty V7, LA, Landgraff MO'D, Caroline, JHS Mode)
  • unique digital runway switching system to direct the paths of 261 components through 40 individual switches for fully analog circuits in all sound modes
  • extremely accurate replica of the individual models
  • True bypass
  • controls for Volume, Distortion, Filter
  • 9-way rotary switch to select the sound modes
  • bypass footswitch
  • status LED
  • metal housing
  • 6.3 mm mono in / output jacks
  • power supply via optional 9V DC adapter 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel plug, polarity (-) center
  • battery operation not supported
  • current draw less than 100 mA
  • dimensions (L x W x H) 121 x 66 x 40 mm / 4.8" x 2.6" x 1.6"
  • weight ca. 350 g / 0.77 lbs
  • made in USA

Condition: Brand new, in original box, with full warranty.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • PackRat Distortion
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  • United States
Pedal Format
  • Standard

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